We have been looking for a 50' cruiser for the last year and everything we have seen here is either at least 3/4 of a mi or a POS.
So we leave in six weeks to by in the Med
It's looking likely that for less than $300k nz we will buy a yacht less than 5 years old and fitted out to a level not seen here.
The biggest question on my mind is how low with my initial offer do I go ?
50, 70, 80 % of asking price ??
We will sail home, which is also a bonus
Planning on taking a year in total on and off but if it takes two years then I won't be crying.
JON my friend.
Make allowances for 110 volt. Most EURO USA Boats are wired for 110 volt - Shore power 110 volt as well.
New Caledonia is 110 volts electricity system. Other Islands will need to be researched perhaps on your journey home if you are going to reply on shore power.
Gen set 110 volt as well. OK if 110 volt appliances aren't a problem for you to obtain when replacement is required.
This could be a reason NZ prices are higher - 240 volt wired.
All the best.
New Cal is 240/50hz as is all of Europe, Tahiti is a bit of a mix with quite a bit of 60hz stuff,Micronesia, Pago pago as well as the left coast of japan and of course Hawaii are 60hz as for yanky wiring it seems to differ from state to state colorwise with either black or white as phase as does European worked on a 160'er that had green as phase#3 from spain as with everything though , the 50/60hz thing can be blamed on the seppos and their eagerness not to have another treaty of Versailles after ww2 so they sent AEG out to build dynamos for power stations wasn't till the mid 50's they realised they had a slight dilemma on their hands with the Germans banging in 50hz gear while the yanks were 60hz, apparently there was a referendum of sorts and the yanks said live with it we're fine
Thanks L4 . When I was there 110 vol.t Did not realize the electricity is now,
electricity (5, 10 or 15 A breakers, 220 VAC) at each berth; Town marina. From web site.
If you have a lot on electricity use like air conditioning TV , computers, Electric cooking or NZ want to run a heater, TV - Computer, lights Electric jug, toaster and more - You will need a genset or find a marina with 30amp electricity or 3 phase power.
At 15 amps you can't run much. A 2000 watt heater will cause the circuit breaker action if you turn anything else on. A nuisance trying to remember heater. then what ever for so long then heater on again. Raining and the breaker clicks on pain pain or night long. or rum and coke and extra blankets to keep warm.
Myself I would always have a genset direct wiring to electrics panel board, then use the shore power when all other have been attended to.